As I awoke and turned on the radio this morning I was serenaded with the lovely voices of the Toronto Media explaining that the Leafs are still in it and had a good chance at getting into the playoffs. Furthermore, the common thought around here is that if they snuck in to the post-season they would surely beat Ottawa and could make a real run – Are you kidding me?
This has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Not only have the Leafs had no pressure since getting wiped by the Habs a few weeks ago, they have also essentially been eliminated from the playoffs since the return from Torino. All the Leafs have managed to do is shoot themselves in the foot. Not only has this winning streak lost them the chance at getting a good player in the draft, but more importantly it has given this team a sense of belief that it can compete next year with a few extra pieces. News Flash – it will take a complete re-build for this team to become a contender. Something that should have started at the Trade deadline.
The common thought around here is that Chara, Elias and Weeks will sign here on July 1st. I would certainly agree that there is a chance – a 1-30 chance. Everyone will try to land those guys and Toronto fans need to take the blinders off and realize that they are not the number one destination for anyone but soon to be retirees hoping for a swan song in their home town.
Let's face it Leaf fans - You have absolutly nothing to look forward to in the next five years. Now move on.